I was reading yet another Get to Know Your Blogger post over at Muzzle Of Bees, this time for Conor from San Diego Serenade. He had some interesting stuff to say about music blogs that I completely agree with:
” I don’t like the frenetic pace at which artists come and go through the blogs. To me, having constant recommendations for artists, songs, albums, concerts, can sometimes amount to a Boy Who Cried Wolf scenario, as in, if everything is heartily recommended by a blog, how do we know when they are REALLY heartily recommending something, like seriously this time?…I think part of what makes music fun is anticipation and permanence, and blogs, and the internet as a whole, have chipped away at both of these two things.”
I was just thinking the same thing recently…looking at the success of blogs like GvB, it’s interesting to note [Edit: I misspoke]:
the infrequency of music-related posts over there..or perhaps the infrequency of posting on (too many) different artists. Maybe GvB’s technique of posting the crap out of one thing for about a month (ie. Sufjan, Beirut, Tapes ‘n Tapes, and Jaymay) really works? Whatever the case, that got me thinking…whatever happened to Jaymay?? Back around November, when IGIF was still in diapers, we made our first and only post on this girl…so did almost every blog. But then, like Mr. San Diego Serenade suggested, she just disappeared off the map.
Jaymay: she’s sexy, talented, and now she’s accomplished. I was randomly checking the top sellers over at Insound and saw that Jaymay’s debut release, a 5 song EP called Sea Green, See Blue was rounding out the list at #23! Listen to these two exclusive tracks from that EP: